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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jun 24, 2011 12:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead (not the band, anyway): Why can't we just call it what it is?

And here I was thinking Dunn died because his heart stopped beating??????????

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 24, 2011 12:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead (not the band, anyway): Why can't we just call it what it is?

Suppose that fits 'em all.

Most obits could start off with a standardized template:

"John Q. Public passed away suddenly yesteday from heart failure. The heart failure occurred soon after he was impaled by a javelin at a track meet"

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 24, 2011 6:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead (not the band, anyway): Why can't we just call it what it is?

Here's a Dumb Moment in Journalism I've seen quoted in textbooks. A plane crashed in Alaska, killing all aboard. At the press conference, a reporter asked: "What did they die of?" The answer: "The plane stopped and they didn't."